A Japanese national project called 'Materials & Power Applications of Coated Conductors (M-PACC)' started in FY2008. In this project, we are developing a 66 kV/5 kA large-current high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cable and 275 kV/3 kA high-voltage HTS cable, using rare-earth barium copper oxide (REBCO) tapes. These HTS cables are expected to offer a compact cable with a large capacity and low power transmission loss. After the cable design has been studied and elemental technologies for each component of the cable system, such as ac loss reduction, protection against over-current, and high-voltage electrical insulation have been developed, two cable systems will be constructed and verified to meet the required specifications in FY2012. This paper describes the progress and status of these HTS cable developments in the M-PACC project.
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